My photo
Corvallis, OR, United States
My personal obsession with prion diseases with smidges of music I like and rescue dog advocacy from a disabled Oregonian.


Song in my head: They got the TV.....the radio....they got the highs.....they got the low......they got the river.....they got the stream....they're coming after our dreams............................MJS


Oregon Democratic Senators introduced a hodge-podge of bills to help address skyrocketing health care costs. From the Oregoonian:

Democrats have drafted six proposals they say will address the problems:

Senate Bill 329 and SB505 would expand the Oregon Prescription Drug Program to allow more Oregonians to receive discounted prices on prescription drugs created by a bulk purchasing pool.

SB501 would require health insurance companies to justify rate increases before a newly created Health Insurance Review Board.

SB502 would create a Health Services Cost Review Board, similar to a system in Maryland, to regulate hospital rates.

SB503 would require hospitals to receive a "certificate of need" from the state Department of Human Services before beginning new construction or remodeling.

SB504 would require hospitals to establish financial assistance programs for low- and moderate-income Oregonians.

The Donald, The Discriminator?

Disabled [Alter-abled] (y,wctp!)Attorney Says 'Apprentice' Biased

A quadriplegic lawyer has sued producers of NBC's "The Apprentice," saying the tryouts for the popular reality show discriminate by requiring that would-be contestants be in excellent physical health. -LINK-

No comments: